Nigerian Communications Commission Seeks Stakeholders Input Into 5G Deployment

19 June 2020


The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) is requesting input from industry stakeholders to feed into its 5G deployment policy framework.

In a public notice, the commission stated that it has a mandate under the Communications Act (2003) to implement plans that promote and ensure the development of the communications industry in Nigeria. And it is working within this mandate to put through a policy for the deployment of 5G networks and services.

According to Mr Henry Nkemadu, NCC's Director of Public Affairs, "5G deployment would drive applications - such as Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Robotics, Drones, Advanced Communication Systems, Cloud, 3D Printing, Mixed Reality, Simulation / Imaging, Gamification" and this would help promote a viable digital economy, improving the way Nigerians live and work.

After the conclusion of the Proof of Concept (trial) with MTN, the commission now seeks a broader contribution to policy framework from a variety of stakeholders.